Friday, March 30, 2012

Trip to Langkawi - Day 2

Rise and shine. We woke up the next morning with the scents of woods and trees. The night before i said to Jeeb if Qeeb still having fever, i wanted to skip the whole day activity but biler pikiaq the long hours i have to wait till they come back after island hopping, i have second thoughts. First our room was quite far from the Tok Senik lobby plus i do not have any transport to carik makan. Maka my plan sudah goyah and we decided to follow the group. Jeeb said as long together senang sket nak tgk2...dia lagik risau if me and Qeeb stay alone in the room.

Langkawi Day 2

Panjat sana, panjat sini while waiting for me to bersiap.

Langkawi Day 2

Tengok Qeeb pon dah leh sengih2...smangat sket to proceed with the new plan.

Langkawi Day 2

But first we went for breakfast.

Langkawi Day 2

Family breakfast at a kedai nearby with the whole bunch of squids (opismate jeeb). Muka truja nak pegi island hopping!

Langkawi Day 2
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Me + Jeeb and budak demam. Ye ye jer tampal fever patch but lepas tuh kejap jer dah jadik patch lantai.

Langkawi Day 2

I like this photo of Sue and Pami. Lawak ah!

Langkawi Day 2

Qeeb also found a new obsession when we were at Langkawi - main botol cap. He was so obsessed with it if nampak botol jer nak pegang, and MUST open the cap, if tak boleh bukak dia tantrum. So if nak distract him to senyap i had one empty bottle standby in my bag.

Langkawi Day 2

We went back to Tok Senik to take a break sat while Jeeb and his friends pegi pekan Kuah to find something and get a new rented car because one of the current car kene pulangkan. I'm not sure what was the arrangement but all i know they came back with Iswara and jeeb plak kene jadik driver hehe. Dah bekumpul semua, we gerak pegi to this one beach but i cannot recall the name. That was my first time naik boat for island hopping from this beach because before this ikot pantai Cenang. Gambar bawah...few attempts to get Qeeb pakai topi and this was the closest type of hat we managed to get. In a blink topi tuh dah jatuh, mama dia pakaikan balik, but blink jer mata topi dah jatuh balik. Aihhh buat magic lah Qeeb nie!

Langkawi Day 2

It was a really hot weather and the scenery macam postcard! Took some photos while waiting for our boats.

Langkawi Day 2

Jeeb and Qeeb menyepetkan mata tahan glare.

Langkawi Day 2

That's baby Adam and mommy. Adam sama age ngan Qeeb and dia dah active bejalan. Kalo Qeeb time nie dah pandai jalan mau mencungap kitowang nak kejar.

Langkawi Day 2

Captured by Jeeb. Nice!

Langkawi Day 2

First batch dah betolak and we were still waiting for our boat yang tak kunjung tiba lagik. We took the opportunity to lumuq losyen 7 lapis kat tangan & muka untuk pelindungan dari kuasa jahat UV. Sampai berkilat2 dah muka cam tepung gomak kaler transparent. Boleh pulak time tuh my so-called long champ bag punyer zip rosak! I can't believe my luck...how can 2 bag rosak zip in less than 24hrs. But i chose not to whine and just hope nothing fall out from the bag time naik boat.

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Qeeb fascinated with his own reflection from his dad's sunglasses.

Langkawi Day 2

Time naik boat kalut nak pakai life jacket sendiri then carik life jacket tok budak plak, sesambil tuh boat dah start gerak haiyaaa. Sib baik motion sickness tak strike! Pas tuh tiba2 jer dah sampai pulau hehe. Yang besnyer pulau nih clean, beach pon cantek, takde orang lain datang situ sampai lah kitowang balik. It was like we chartered the whole island for ourselves...osem!

Langkawi Day 2

Sampai jer situ i did the mak2 thing...you know bentang alas, punggah Jeeb punyer snorkel, Qeeb punyer baju and toy. If 10 years back when i looked at moms who just sat by the pool waiting for their kids to finish swimming i'll said to myself "ish ish ruginyer the mom tak join!" 10 years later i became that mom *flick my hair* T____T

Langkawi Day 2

Qeeb really enjoyed himself playing with the sand. From berbaju sampai dah half naked dia layan jer main. Tak sia2 angkut beach toy yang agak bulky tuh. Even when Ayoeb 'wrapped' both of his leg sampai ke waist line he keep on digging the sand! Biler tetiba ada budak siram dia ngan air from behind baru kuar suara bengang hahaha. But tuh pon kejap jer because he got castles to build.

Langkawi Day 2
Langkawi Day 2  Langkawi Day 2

Well i guess i have good excuses utk sedapkan ati sbb tak berendam this time. First i was piyed, Qeeb plak demam and lastly tanak itamkan kulit koh koh!

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One family photo by the beach <3

Langkawi Day 2

After couple of hours kat island tuh, it was time to pack our things and pegi tgk eagle feeding area. According to the local, banyak eagle mati because ada yang dah terbiasa kene spoon feed by tourist. So biler low season tourist tak banyak visit, the eagle died starving because they don't know how to survive anymore. Sad kan to hear this fact because we kaco the ecosystem already.

Langkawi Day 2

I love this photo captured by Addy while we were on our way to Tasik Dayang Bunting. Life jacket tah kemana hehe. Qeeb was sleepy time nie but i did panicked because i thought he was seasick nak pengsan. Dahler badan panas lagik...takot he cannot handle the boat ride. Dia punyer expression time tuh cam dalam citer "Knight & Day" where Tom Cruise bg ubat pengsan kat Cameron Diaz and transported her to an island naik helicopter, naik boat egegege.

Langkawi Day 2

Gambar ramai2 dalam boat captured by Addy


Langkawi Day 2

One thing i dislike about Tasik Dayang Bunting was that dari jetty nak kene mendaki the trail sampai la jumpe tasik. OMG takde stamina occay ketaq kepala lutut macik. Mengah giler padahal bawak beg seketol jer and Jeeb yang dukung Qeeb all the way time pegi and balik. Hebat lah my chayang! *picit muscle sket*

Langkawi Day 2

Sampai jer the tasik, haaa ilang sumer penat biler tgk the beautiful sight :) Jeeb even tried swimming without life jacket! Ghhrrr kalo tau time tuh sure aku dah potpet :P Because swimming in the lake tak sama ngan laut and he even admitted that mmg dia kene kuak lentang 5x faster than usual kalo dak rasa cam nak tenggelam.

Langkawi Day 2

Time balik tuh belaku lak incident one of the Squid punyer samsung tab kene rembat  by sang monyet! Hope 3G langsung x jalan kat situ padan muka takleh connect to internet! I mean...ishh awat lar monyet tuh amik barang orang bukannyer boleh makan pon gadget tuh. Poor Ajis. Malam lak we went to have dinner at Pantai Cenang. Again, i forgot the name of kedai but the location is towards the end of Cenang. Kat depan ada gerai ikan bakar camnie.

Langkawi Day 2

The place was clean, ambiance pon ok, food presentation tampak sedap BUT food sumer tasteless unfortunately. Makan jelahhh sbb lapar hehe. From what i heard, the price agak tak munasabah. Tapik takpe sumernya sudah dikira dalam company budget so alhamdulillah syukur perot kenyang.

Langkawi Day 2

Qeeb dah start menantok halfway dinner....but refused to sleep yet because lampu terang and bising kot. Oh ya time nih dia dah recover from demam yeayyy!! i guess the beach sand spa helped to turunkan temperature kot hehe because balik from island hopping baru lar Qeeb start kluarkan peloh. Kalo tak tuh cam panas dalamm jer.

Langkawi Day 2

We ended the night with cultural performance with special appearance from one of squid staff, helmi thehehehe. "dinding bak dinding...oooo dinding bak dinding"

Langkawi Day 2

End of Langkawi Day 2 - Island Hopping, Eagle Feeding, Tasik Dayang Bunting & Dinner at Pantai Cenang

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Trip to Langkawi - Day 1

I missed Langkawi so much and I kept telling Cheep our next trip should be Langkawi or Cameron. So when Cheep said his company is planning to make a trip there i was like JOMMMM!! Kalo time tuh dorang restrict to staff only mmg makan hati lah hahaha. But they were very generous to extend the budget to family members :) The original plan was to take a bus to Langkawi on Friday night. But duduk dalam bus more than 6 hours doesn't sound convenient to me. So we opt to pay extra sket and bought flight ticket instead. Nak jimat lagik we chose promo price amik flight petang sampai sana around 7ish. But the cons was we missed a few agenda lah like naik cable car, makam mahsuri and waterworld. I don't mind skip sumer tuh because dah penah pegi satu, but most importantly just nak relax and enjoy the trip.

Langkawi Day 1

Banyak betol challenge time nak pegi Langkawi nie. Firstly, Qeeb demam the day before. So pagi nak bertolak tuh we took some ubats and antibiotic from clinic. Dr Rozina was very nice siap tolong calculate what time we should bagi ubat so that senang nak naik flight. There were 3 ubat liquid - demam, selsema and antibiotic. So balik from clinic, we were supposed to bagi Qeeb some ubat already. Orang yang nak bagi ubat plak ada 2 orang. I gave Qeeb the first shot and i did not really tgk the labels because i'm giving it by bottles. MIL asked me which ubat aku dah bagi when im struggling with Qeeb yang tgh resist makan ubat. I simply said ubat selsema not knowing she wants to put another ubat in second syringe. So when i'm done first round, MIL plak nak continue with second ubat. When i was about to take the 3rd bottle, i asked MIL which one yang dia dah bagi? Aku dah start confused. MIL said she's giving the ubat selsema. I was like apsal kaler sama cam yang aku bagi the first one? Trus panic "Dah bagi yang nie tadik!" we realized that we just gave double dose of ubat flu! Kelam kabut call Dr. Rozina and she said just bagi air kosong banyak and still proceed bagi ubat antibiotic because itu yang penting. Haihhhhh! Kesian nyer lah si Naqeeb! Lesson learned, sorang jer yang handle ubat cukup. I've read an article about this before and now sebijik kene batang hidong sendiri :( My bad sbb main sebut jer ubat aper but you know lar the moment you are handing a screaming toddler and then at the same time ada orang tanya you a question, i don't really listen and focus. Lepas makan ubat tuh dia trus lalok and tido 3 jam. Risau gak dia tido pengsan. But lepas tuh dia sendiri bangun and nak makan hehehe. LEGA! So when we reached LCCT petang tuh, we have to give him another dose EXCEPT ubat flu. Time nih baik pulak dia tak melawan. Musbi tgh lalok lagik after overdose ubat flu.

Langkawi Day 1

Second challenge occurred after we scanned our luggage, one of the bag zip terkoyak! OMG cemana nak check in lagu tuh? konpem terburai sumer barang. Quick thinking....I suggested to Cheep pegi kiosk balut bag dengan wrapper. kih kih....bayar RM10 our bag trus jadik cam sup bunjut.

Langkawi Day 1  Langkawi Day 1
Langkawi Day 1

Alhamdulillah we did not have to wait lama sangat because around 4pm camtuh dah boleh start queue nak naik flight. But here comes our 3rd challenge...when it's our turn to check boarding pass, the stewardess said boarding pass Naqeeb takde. Me and Cheep just look at each other..."wtf?" aiyooo what happened? But they were quick to assist us, there was a guy tolong print kan another boarding pass at nearby counter. We also don't have to join the long queue again. Ingat dah lega dah naik kapal terbang...but rupa2 nyer our seats number separated ler plakkk! Cut the story short, the steward helped us to sit together. Hohhhh belom takeoff lagik macik dah penat!

Langkawi Day 1

We got an infant seat belt but rupa2 nyer kitowang salah pakai hahahhaa. Time flight balik from LGK baru ada steward ajar cemana nak pakai properly. Time airplane dah reverse nak masuk runaway Qeeb dah busy minom susu. Risau jer susu abes before naik but halfway up Qeeb dah dozed off. Aaaarghhh lega.

Langkawi Day 1

Muka macik serabai and the family safely arrived in Langkawi. Ish cemana leh luper cabut binky!

Langkawi Day 1

We just noticed that our bags plus Qeeb's stroller are all red! Termasuk lah yang dah wrap cam sup bunjut tuh.

Langkawi Day 1

Then we hang out at Marry Brown LGK airport while waiting for Jeeb's colleague to come and fetch us.

Langkawi Day 1

Meet and greet Jeeb's colleague in the rented Cherry, we then gerak to Tok Senik Resort where we will be staying there for 2 nights. Hoho time sampai sini agak suram gak ler sbb mmg masuk kawasan kampung and tak banyak lampu jalan. Campak bag and freshen up all of us kuar balik to have dinner somewhere nearby.

Langkawi Day 1

Family photo during dinner. I remember time nih i'm having massive headache sampai nak bukak mata pon susah. Can't wait to balik bilik, makan ubat and lie down.

Langkawi Day 1

Qeeb mingled around with his papa's friends - Uncle Addy. Demam2 pon baguih gak social skill dia ;)

Langkawi Day 1

Then balik to our bilik which is very spacious but bare. Qeeb get ready makan ubat before tido. We were lucky he fall asleep easily.

Langkawi Day 1

We called it a day, switched off the light and zonked out hoping that my headache is gone by the next morning.

Langkawi Day 1

End of Langkawi Day 1 @ Tok Senik Resort

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Travelling with 1 year old toddler

Here's my list when travel jauh for the first time naik airplane. I think my concern list pon sama panjang ngan checklist barang aper nak bawak. But yang paling worry me the most were how to make sure Qeeb tak saket tinger when airplane take off & what he's gonna eat? The answer to the first question was senang ekceli, make sure he chew / drink as long as dia telan air liur. But yang susahnyer how to get the timing right? What if dia dah kenyang time tuh? what if he just refused to bite something, what if dia tgh tantrum mode? What if...what if....ohhh worry too much is very tiring.

1. Susu - Since im not breastfeeding anymore, so i have think all the items yang kene angkut to buat susu. Flusk, tumbler, botol susu (1 for susu, 1 for air kosong), formula milk. At first i thought the check-in rules ada limit for liquid...i think less than 50ml kot. I learned that the rules actually only apply for international flight hehe. So no need to worry for domestic flight. I can bring whateva air panas and what not in my hand luggage.

2. Diapers - Kira brapa kali average Qeeb tukar diapers plus extra in case dia yayak more than once. Then kali brapa hari away from home. If pegi vacation tempat2 yang senang nak access beli macam2 benda no worries. But i dowan to end up diapers x cukup and kene gi beli...instead of kosongkan bag isik hasil sopping, bag penoh ngan diapers baru plak.

3. Toys - So far Qeeb takde most favorite toy. So i brought some books and small toy yang i know can distract him for a while.

4. Snacks - Oh nih sangat penting to keep him kenyang and quiet. Qeeb loves to munch biscuits/ kopok, cookies!

5. Food - It bothers me so much pikiaq his lunch and dinner. He's quite picky whatever yang masuk mulut dia. He will taste sket jer at the tip of his tongue....kalo tak suke dia sembur kluar. kalo suker dia kunyah then baru boleh proceed with second spoon.  My experience time kat LGK he refused to makan nestum, bubur marry brown, etc. Nasik ngan ayam kurma dia makan gak few suap, and nugget sumer tuh dia makan lar but mana kenyang T___T rungsing tol!  I just have to experiment more aper yang dia suker makan. Recently suke plak dia makan nasik goreng cina.

6. Stroller - Yes we bring our bulky stroller (but now Qeeb dah ada buggy yay). How to bawak stroller naik flight? Firstly get stickers first kat kaunter check in. Then baru leh bawak masuk departure area. Biler dah nak naik airplane, just lipat and tinggalkan kat tangga bawah because eventually i saw them masukkan dalam kargo area jugak. Ingat nak travel sehabes light...pakai carrier but during trial period Qeeb willing to remain quiet less than 15mins. Lepas tuh dia dah meronta2 nak kluar. And i'm not comfortable myself bawak carrier tuh with Qeeb's weight.

7. Medicine - I already put in my checklist. Takot tetiba demam mana pulak nak carik klinik kat tempat yang tak familiar sbb pegi 4 hari quite lama jugak tuh. So better sediakan ajer. And it happened that Qeeb mmg demam time nak pi LGK tuh so i have to double up syringe (each ubat satu syringe...senang dan cepat) and fever patch. Bawak cloth to sponge him.

8. Beach/ Pool - One of the itinerary was island hopping which im sure gonna take up at least 4 hours. So i got Qeeb baju mandi and cloth diaper with nappy liner instead of normal diaper. Nak beli proper diaper for swimming cam bazir because nak save budget jugak. But i got one that kind of diaper from sis (balance) so i used that when Qeeb mandi dalam pool. I also bought a beach toy to korek2 pasir....honestly this thing wpon quite kecik but menyusahkan nak bawak naik boat bagai. But demi Qeeb so he can enjoy his beach time, aku selit jugak dalam bag T____T. I also bought alas duduk plastic (very light) so i can duduk comfortably and Qeeb pon senang leh golek2 minom susu. Sib baik lar tak beli fabric ala2 picnic sbb kalo basah jadik berat.

8. My hand luggage - Basically 97% penoh ngan barang Qeeb jer. One baju extra for him in case dia muntah and also one baju for me kot2 terkene muntah dia. One sweater in case sejuk. Stuff untuk buat susu (refer to item #1). One story book for Qeeb to belek and his snacks. Wet wipes, 2 diapers, mini sabun, bedak and lotion. Others are my lipstick, my own camera (which i did not have the chance to pegang sangat) and of course my handphone.

I think that's all i can think of for now...list berterabur hahaha. Kalo tetiba tingat i will add later. Skian sudah my experience bawak Qeeb naik airplane and boat :) Practice makes perfect...so hopefuli ada rezeki pegi lagik :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Weekend with Sis @ Pavilion

I went to pickup my sis at her house that weekend. She had to curik2 kuar because Myra won't let her out of the sight thehehe. The rugrats dah besar so they're more than happy kasik chance their mom to take a break for a while :) The original plan was to go to KLCC but halfway there we changed route to Pavilion because dah lama tak pegi situ. We had lunch first at food court and i had laksa sarawak.

Weekend @ Pavilion, KL

Then baru start kuarkan camera heheheh....my turn to experiment snapping plak hehe. Aaar cantek kan potrait pix!

Weekend @ Pavilion, KL

After makan we went upstairs to check out ada aper at concourse area....aaahh looks like the CNY decor was still up. It was called the majestic dragon festival theme.

Weekend @ Pavilion, KL

We started to ooohh ahhh amik gambar sini...ehh sana plak...haaa sini sini...sana pon cun weih! Wahahaa oh well i think most of the peeps yg tgh amik gambar kat situ pon lebey kurang sama jer teruja.

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Weekend @ Pavilion, KL  Weekend @ Pavilion, KL

We went outside Pavilion and saw rows of the most talk about United Buddy Bears! I totally forgot about it even though i've been wanting to check out these bears...glad we managed to catch up before they start packing! Konon eksaited giler expression muka *i saw a bear! i saw a bear!*

Weekend @ Pavilion, KL

According to some facts there were 143 life-sized United Buddy Bears from different countries and painted by an artist from each respective country.

Weekend @ Pavilion, KL

Maka carian macam nak grab musical chair pon bermula. Haaa nak amik gambar ngan bear nie! design bear tuh cun jugak! gambar ngan colorful bear nih pulak. But gambar ngan our very own Malaysian Buddy Bears tak de hahaha. We just took photo of the bear because ramai sangat orang diri depan that bear.  

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Tengah jonah2 amik gambar tetiba nampak syahrin aziz, a professional photographer who was also busy taking photos of the united bears hehe.

Weekend @ Pavilion, KL

Considered ourselves lucky, because he helped to take a photo of me and sis hehe.

Weekend @ Pavilion, KL

Then we went in and out Sephora, straight to Fahrenheit. Here's mother goose with a friend.

Weekend @ Pavilion, KL

Ooomai steam cream. I would love to buy definitely because of the tin design! But the moisturizing cream lom tentu pakai.

Weekend @ Pavilion, KL

Almost bought this ribbons. But berjaya menahan diri because takde pekdah, yet.

Weekend @ Pavilion, KL

Then we walked back to Pavilion. Saw this gold couple bear and to take photo is a must

Weekend @ Pavilion, KL

We stopped by Espressamente Illy to have coffee. She had latte and i had espresso freddo shakerato.

Weekend @ Pavilion, KL

Ermmm much love <3

Weekend @ Pavilion, KL

Finally, one pix of me signing off.

Weekend @ Pavilion, KL

It was a really fun outing at Pavilion KL. Looking forward to another gurl's session with my sis.